Tag Archives: Pennsylvania Ballet

Faire des pieds et des mains

Benjamin Millepied’s ballet This Part in Darkness premiered this weekend in Philadelphia. The Bordeaux native, choreographer and dancer of Black Swan fame, created the ballet as a thank-you to the Pennsylvania Ballet for loaning him 14 dancers for the Oscar-winning … Continue reading

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Prendre sa retraite

Martha Chamberlain, principal dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet, retired at today’s matinée performance of a Balanchine / Gershwin Collaboration Who Cares?. The familiar tunes were a lively backdrop to choreography that had the audience roaring its approval (or at least … Continue reading

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Il faut le voir pour le croire

The interior of the Kimmel Center, home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, has been transformed into April in Paris, including an 81 foot Eiffel Tower. This is all part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. The calendar of events … Continue reading

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Un coup de foudre

I saw the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Swan Lake today. It was so beautiful! Of course, Tchaikovsky’s sweeping music carries the audience and dancers to the tragic conclusion, but the setting of this production was quite different. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon inserted the … Continue reading

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Ne pas savoir sur quel pied danser

I did not attend a Super Bowl event today. I don’t even know who is playing. I did, however, along with my extremely kind husband, attend “Classic Innovations” at the Merriam Theatre in Philadelphia, presented by the Pennsylvania Ballet.  This … Continue reading

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